Monday, July 30, 2007

Wedding - Renata and Brad

Brad likes the beach and it was a great beach day Saturday. Unfortunately for Brad (and his groomsmen), he had to wear a three piece black suit all day. Sacrifice for love I guess!

The ceremony was at the Lougheed House with the reception at Heritage Park. I thought it was pretty cool how Renata's dress style fit in with the decor at both locations. Here are a few photos of her before the ceremony.

Down the aisle, or stairs I guess first.

After the ceremony the wedding party (all 16 of them!) enjoyed some fun in the sun at Heritage Park.

I ended up with quite a few different photos of the entire wedding party, but I liked this one best.

Check out the cool wood inlay on Brad's ring. I want a new ring now.

The flower girl stuck it out with us all afternoon and didn't make a peep once, even when she got sunscreen in her eye. She is such a sweetie.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Wedding - Erin and Andrew

On Sunday I was out at Spruce Meadows to laugh a bunch, meet some great people, taste some good food and of course photograph Erin and Andrew. They have a great group of friends who you can tell love them a lot.

A few shots of Erin before the wedding.

Andrew working the camera.

So this was the office they stuffed the guys in before the ceremony. I meant to get the story behind the tribute to Rodney Dangerfield. Hopefully Andrew will fill me in at some point. That outfit was killer. I think a close friend of mine would better describe it as "turning the rad way up".

Andrew's brother (best man) during the ceremony.

There were a lot of guys at the wedding with hockey pasts and one of Andrews requests was to do a hockey shot. If you played hockey you'll know exactly what he meant, as every year they lined your team up for the exact same shot. I think some of the girls were a bit confused. By the way, you aren't seeing things, Erin has an identical twin.

Father of the Bride.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Wedding - Gail and Jeff

Gail and Jeff treated their guests to a very cool reception at the Artists of the World and treated me with 2 hours of their time and green light to take them wherever I wanted so long as I didn't take them to any of the cliché Calgary wedding locations. Here's what I came up with.

Take home present for the guests.

In place of a wedding cake they had a 80 lbs wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano (aka parmesan). Every time I have gone to Italy I have considered bringing one of these home. I just think it would be hilarious to see one roll out of the the baggage shoot.

The DJ.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Wedding - Jess and Cliffy

There are a lot of different things that I like about photography, but perhaps the thing that keeps me interested in it most is being able to tell a story. I always approach the wedding day with the primary goal of documenting it for either people that couldn't attend or for those who could and just forget the details. Suzanne and I celebrated our 8 anniversary this week and we were both shocked at how little we could actually remember about our wedding.

So blogging is a bit frustrating for me because I usually find it takes me at least 100 images to tell the wedding day story and I have a hard enough time keeping the blog current just posting a few.

Jess and Cliffy's wedding, which took place last weekend in West Vancouver and the few photos I am posting don't really even scratch the surface of this story.


Jess's siblings

Jess during her dad's speech.

These guys were up way past their bed time. I love how kids can make a suit look like its been partied in all night.

I have to admit that when I heard the father of the bride was going to have one of his "buddies" sing for the first dance that I was a bit concerned that maybe he should have at least hired a professional. But it turns out this guy could really sing. I think his name was Jimmy or something like that. Its too bad he's kind of old, because I think he would have a pretty good shot at getting on Canadian Idol if it weren't for the age restriction.

You know the party is going to be fun when the Father of the Bride is given'er.